During his time with WWE fans saw The Rock feud with some of the biggest names that the business had to offer, and in 2001 The Great One feuded with Booker T. Shane Helms recently posted a tweet praising The Rock and Booker T, and The Rock revealed one of his biggest regrets from his career when he responded with the following:
“Thank you, brother. I do too actually. One of my biggest regrets was not having a long run w Book. He was one of my fav workers and the best pure athlete I’ve ever wrestled. Fluid, sharp, believable movements and work style. I always say his moves had a rare swagger.”
Thank you, brother. I do too actually. One of my biggest regrets was not having a long run w Book. He was one of my fav workers and the best pure athlete I’ve ever wrestled. Fluid, sharp, believable movements and work style. I always say his moves had a rare swagger.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 2, 2021
Booker T addressed The Rock’s tweet on his Hall of Fame show, and he made it clear that The Rock’s words meant a lot to him.
“I really appreciate The Rock saying those kind words as far as me being one of the most athletic guys. Me being, pretty much, a damn good worker. I get props like that for a lot of guys like Bret Hart. Bret Hart is one of the guys who says he really enjoyed working with me in WCW and I think he enjoyed working with me because there was chemistry. Hearing that coming from The Rock, it means a lot. Him saying that he wished our feud would’ve lasted a whole lot longer. That’s reality. It should have. I feel like it could have been a six-month or year ‘marriage’ with The Rock if done properly. I don’t know how good it would’ve been though. For me, working with The Rock, it would have gotten better the more times we worked. I don’t remember working any house shows with The Rock. That’s a rarity. We never got that chance to [work house shows].”
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“That’s a match I don’t think I’ve ever looked at. The Rock and I never got a chance to become friends. Laugh with each other, break bread with each other. I always thought he was, I wouldn’t say untouchable, but he was a WWE guy. For me, coming in from WCW, I gave him that respect because he deserved it. I do think, over time, our chemistry would have been uncanny and we would have had that match that I could look back on and say, ‘That was the match.’ I don’t remember a match or moment that I can look back on and say, ‘That was my WWE moment’ as far as in-ring goes because I became a total entertainer.”